New York Ice Storm (DR-1467)

Incident period: April 3, 2003 to April 5, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 12, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 18, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY -- Federal and state officials today announced that ice storm victims in eight central and western New York counties can now be reimbursed for medical and dental procedures, funeral costs, loss of personal property, transportation and other miscellaneous expenses related to the April 3-5 disaster.
June 16, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY -- Victims of the April ice storm will have another opportunity to meet face-to-face with federal and state disaster officials when the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) returns to the Wayne County town of Sodus this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. FEMA, the State Emergency Management Office (SEMO), and the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will be on hand to provide information about the numerous assistance programs available to victims of the April 3-5 ice storm and help them apply for aid.
June 12, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today joined New York State officials in urging victims of the April 3-5 ice storm to take advantage of the disaster assistance programs set up after President Bush declared a major disaster in 15 central and western New York counties, at the request of Governor E. Pataki.
June 9, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY -- Officials in the six counties recently declared eligible to recoup expenses related to the April 3-5 ice storm, will learn about the federal reimbursement process at a series of public briefings beginning Wednesday. Government entities and certain non-profit organizations in Livingston, Madison, Orleans, Otsego, Schenectady and Seneca counties were added last week to the disaster declaration President Bush signed May 12, 2003, at the request of Governor George E. Pataki, for nine other counties in central and western New York.
June 7, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York State officials today announced that while 5,145 homeowners, renters and business owners from Cayuga, Monroe, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Seneca and Wayne counties have registered with FEMA for disaster assistance, many have yet to take the necessary steps to receive aid.
June 6, 2003
News Release
Syracuse, NY -- New York State officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that 5,165 individuals have registered for disaster relief from Cayuga, Monroe, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Seneca and Wayne counties in the wake of the April 3-5 ice storm. A total of $1,333,335 in federal disaster assistance grants has been approved to date for 843 individuals since the President's major disaster declaration for New York State on May 12, 2003, after a request from Governor George E. Pataki. Also, the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which

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